Graduate Certificate in Global One Health

There are numerous illnesses associated with environmental exposures to various biological, chemical and physical agents with related concerns for transmissions and interactions between and among humans and animals. Accordingly, there are identified needs and demands domestically and internationally for a more efficient and effective interdisciplinary and integrated One Health approach for surveillance, prevention, mitigation and intervention addressing agents and associated diseases at the interface of human health, animal health and environmental quality.

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The academic graduate certificate in Global One Health is designed to:

  • Augment the scope and depth of the respective curricula for students pursuing an applicable graduate or professional degree by adding One Health courses and content via an academic graduate certificate program
  • Enhance specialized expertise of working professionals who already hold an applicable graduate or professional degree by adding One Health courses and content via an academic graduate certificate program

Program Information

Individuals who successfully complete the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Global One Health program will be better prepared to:

  1. address complex interdisciplinary issues by working across discipline boundaries applicable to the One Health approach;
  2. interpret monitoring and surveillance data regarding sources, types and reservoirs of environmental contaminants and/or factors affecting the health of both humans and animals;
  3. summarize major categories of infectious microbial pathogens and other hazardous agents (i.e., chemical and radiological toxicants) associated with both human and animal diseases domestically and internationally;
  4. describe the interactions and dynamics of disease determinants including infectious and toxicological hazards and impacts on complex infectious and chronic diseases. 
  • Bachelor degree or advanced degree that includes foundation courses in college-level math, biology and chemistry 
  • Current graduate or professional degree-seeking student, or a working professional 
  • Meet all requirements established by the Ohio State University Graduate School for admission to graduate-level academic certificate programs 
  • Maximum overlap of 3 credits from the Graduate Certificate program if pursued concurrently with another degree program.

15 graduate credit hours required:

  • Three required foundation courses (9 credits)
  • Two selective courses (6 credits)

Foundation courses:

PUBHEPI 6410 Principles of Epidemiology 3 credits (distance)
PUBHEHS 6310 Principles of Environmental Health ciences 3 credits (distance)
VETPREV 7721 Epidemiology of Zoonotic Diseases 3 credits (in-person)


Selective courses (pick two courses that total 6 credits):

VETPREV 7725 Veterinary Epidemology 3 credits
VET PREV 7722 Foodborne Diseases, Food Animal Production and Food Safety 3 credits
PUBHEPI 6436 Epidemioogy of Infectious Diseases 3 credits
VETPREV 8700/PUBHEPI 8413 Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 3 credits
PUBHEHS 5315 Toxicology 3 credits
PUBHEHS 6320 Global Health and Environmental Microbiology 3 credits
VETPREV 8830/PUBHEPI 5420 Infectious Disease Modeling in Humans and Animals 3 credits
PUBHBIO 6210 Biostatistics 3 credits
VETPREV 7723 Biosecurity, Emergency Response, & Outbreak Investigation 2 credits
VETPREV 7724.01 Environmental Health at the Human-Animal Interface 1 credit
PUBHLTH 7000 Public Health in Developing Countries 3 credits
GEOG 5210 Geographic Information Systems 3 credits
BMI 5710 Biomedical Informatics 3 credits
NURS 7780 Evidence-Based Practice 3 credits

NOTE: Other graduate-level courses may be selected pending review and approval by the Graduate Certificate in Global One Health faculty oversight committee.

Contact us to learn more.

Dr. Michael Bisesi
Division of Environmental Health Sciences 

Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes   
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine